In the City of South Burlington, one in three homes has a downspout, or vertical pipe for carrying rainwater from a gutter to ground level, that empties into the City’s storm drain system. During a heavy rainfall, a downspout can drain as much as 12 gallons of water per minute. Other communities in the Basin have similar problems. Redirecting even one downspout away from the storm drain system can significantly reduce the impact a home has on our waterways. Try our interactive home improvement animation to learn some easy, inexpensive and even beautiful tips to reduce runoff from you property, or visit these links:

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